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Kaiserburg Castle

History

Nurnberg castle, or Kaiserburg, is a famous landmark rising high above the city of Nuremburg, Germany. Built between the 11th and the 15th century, the castle is an important imperial castle of the middle ages. It sits on a sandstone ridge on the northern edge of Nuremburg, encircled by a five kilometre town wall with a total of 80 towers. The castle has the privilege of housing all Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation at one time or the other.

The Kaiserburg Castle comprises of a Royal double chapel, two rooms - a downstairs room for the common-people, and the upstairs room for the royal family, a well and the Sinwell Tower. The imperial residential and staterooms in the Palas are bestowed with paintings, tapestries and the furnishings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Best time to visit

You can visit Nuremberg anytime during the year as the weather is fairly temperate. A good time to visit the city is in the months of March, September and October.

Trivia

Climb up the 113 steps of the Sinwell Tower for panoramic city views or ogle into the 48m-deep well. Guides throw a coin or lower some candles into the well to show the tourist its depth.

Timing

The Kaiserburg Castle can be visited all year round from 9.00am to 6.00pm during April to September and from 10.00am to 4.00pm during the months between October and March. The castle is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and on January 1).


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